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E-Commerce Times: PC Week to Hackers: 'Make My Day'

Sep 21, 1999, 16:25 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew W. Beale)

"PC Week has issued an open challenge to hackers everywhere by offering $1,000 (US$) to anyone who can penetrate the security of a special Web site that is running both Windows NT and Linux."

"In what it calls a major test of the security of the two platforms -- NT and Linux -- PC Week Labs has created a Web site with comparable classified-ads engine applications running on each system. Members of the general public are challenged to see if they can break in, alter the "HackPCWeek" home page and lift information hidden on a Web server."

"The challenge follows the lead of Microsoft...who recently invited the hacker community to try to crack a beta version of Windows 2000."

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